2016 Conference Presentations & Information

View our Detailed Agendaaccess the materials, and stay connected with expert speakers from our Orlando conference.


Microsoft Hour of Code

  • Practice your coding at hourofcode.org
  • Learn more about coding opportunities @Microsoft, Microsoft
  • Watch the video that inspired our audience to learn to code at our conference and beyond

Protecting Your State from Human Trafficking

The Overcriminalization of America—Guilty Until Proven Innocent

  • Shana O’Toole, Ntl. Assoc. for Criminal Defense Lawyers, @stregon
  • Sydney Powell, Author and Attorney, @SidneyPowell1
  • Gerald Lefcourt, Attorney, @GeraldLefcourt
  • Senator Bill Seitz, Ohio State Legislature, @CincySeitz

Stay Informed Via NFWL’s Criminal Justice Policy Page

College, Career, and Citizenship Readiness


Energy, Economic and National Security Outlook

  • Senator AJ Griffin, Oklahoma State Legislature, @griffin_64
  • Sarah Lenti, Energy Policy Consultant, @SarahMLenti
  • Sarah Magruder Lyle, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, @skmagruderlyle

Bipartisanship Politics & Civil Discourse

Rising to the Top– Women in Healthcare

Personalized Medicine

  • Access PhRMA’s, @PhRMA, Policy & Research Director Emma Van Hook’s presentation


State Fiscal Health – A Visual Overview 

Energy Policy, and Grid Reliability

So, Marijuana is Legal in Your State… Now What?

The Journey of Your Food

  • Kelly Johnston, Campbell, @johnston_kelly,
  • Katie Smith, Cargill, @Cargill
  • Susanne Barham, Government Affairs Director, McDonald’s


Veterans, Addiction, & Brain Therapy

  • Dr. Judi Kosterman, PhD from Newport Brain Research Lab/ Brain Treatment Centers
  • Robert (Bob) Augello, Retired Navy Seal
  • Representative Dianne Hesselbein, Wisconsin State Legislature, @RepHesselbein

Stopping the Revolving Door: Best Practices in Offender Reentry and Diversion

  • Stay connected with Florida Center to Advance Justice
  • Katherine Burns, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, @JSOPIO
  • James DeBeaugrine, Center to Advance Justice, @JimDeBeaugrine
  • Representative Kathleen Peters, Florida State Legislature, @KathleenMPeters
  • Monica Morris, Association of Paroling Authorities International

The Changing Landscape of Recycling

  • Keyna Cory, Florida Recycling Partnership, @FLRecycling
  • Susan Robinson,  Waste Management, @WasteManagement
  • Kate Krebs, American Beverage Association, @AmeriBev
  • Patrick Walsh, Covanta, @Covanta

Access to Healthcare